#TBT History of Women in Football

European football resumes today–Portugal vs. Poland.

But not until 12:30.

So, to kill time (and to avoid taking a summer snooze and risk missing the match *yawn*), I spent some time idly looking at sites and articles about the history of football–in particular, women in football. (soccer)

From the AFC Unity website:


From Spartacus Educational:


From BBC Newsbeat June 2015:


History Extra:


From History of Soccer website:



Books and Books lists:




Any (better) recommendations? Feel free to share in the comments.



Eco-Friendly Football?

With the UEFA EURO 2016 well underway, I always think of the environmental impact of said events.

So I did some looking into it on the internet (AP Stylebook now says lowercase for internet, I believe. Just because I’m an editing nerd. LOL).

Here’s the official report/study: http://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/uefaorg/General/02/26/41/78/2264178_DOWNLOAD.pdf. (An additional, yet brief, article: http://www.sportanddev.org/?14162/1/Social-responsibility-and-sustainability-at-EURO-2016)

Blog post from the British Gas webpage: http://www.britishgas.co.uk/business/blog/uefas-eco-footprint/

Short page of specs re: the Stade de Nice: http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/hosts/france/city=2344/stadium/index.html

Whee! An eco-calculator: https://en-ecocalculator.uefa.com/

UEFA Euro 2016 has an eye on hotels and  sustainability: http://www.uefa.org/social-responsibility/news/newsid=2374274.html

Another article from Business Green: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/feature/2461926/five-ways-euro-2016-is-trying-to-be-the-greenest-football-tournament-ever

Okay, Switzerland vs. Poland match almost over…onto Wales v. Northern Ireland. Off to watch and write!

Share up other sources/links below about eco-friendly initiatives of UEFA EURO 2016!

Food for…Football!

From Trainspotting:

Gail, Lizzie: What are you two talking about?
Spud, Tommy: Football! What are you talking about?
Gail, Lizzie: Shopping!


It’s been a very strange, dreamy week in the Chaos Realm. A fellow blogger is going to see The Cure in concert, and it’s been bringing up a lot of memories (bloody nostalgia LOL) from my experiences when I saw The Cure (hope your experience is just as magical and wonderful, This Nerd’s Life).

Maybe I’ve just been exploring too many alternate dimensions while I sleep…having very intense dreams. Or something else is afoot.

So, another shortcut blog after I skipped a few.

I’ve been watching (European) football while I (pretend to) write. It’s been exciting so far! Can’t wait until it resumes on Saturday.

I stumbled across this article on the UEFA website while trying to come up with an idea for this week’s food blog.

“What do Europe’s football fans eat?”


“Football Food around the World”

If gourmet eats are your thing:




Goodbye for now. Off to wander amazing realms.

Music for dream voyages  (courtesy of The Cure and Legendary Pink Dots):

On Another Shore


To Wish Impossible Things

A Thousand Hours

A Few Hours after This

Dredd Song

Cut Here